Editor’s Note: As part of the #ItTakesATeacher movement, we’re hosting a free, online conference on December 3 - Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher - to celebrate educators around the world and allow teachers to learn from each other. Register today.
At Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher, we’ll be celebrating educators and exploring the future of education and technology. Here’s a glimpse at the sessions we’ve lined up for December 3rd:
Keynotes from change makers and thought leaders around the globe
Tune in to hear a welcome from Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet and Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States. Learn the story of how Jahana Hayes became the 2016 US National Teacher of the Year, and get tips on how she keeps her students engaged.
You’ll hear from Julia Gillard, 27th Prime Minister of Australia and chair of the Global Partnership for Education, who will talk about the importance of teaching and change, and Linda-Darling Hammond, President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and Stanford University Professor, will present research on the impact of technology in the classroom.
These are just some of the amazing speakers. You can check out the full schedule here.
Breakout sessions, led by educators for educators
Regardless of the age of the students you teach, you'll learn practical tips and tricks from other educators that you can apply right away. Here are just a few of the over 100 sessions for educators:
“Fantastic feedback tools for Google Docs” led by Eric Curts, Technology Integration Specialist at SPARCC
“Meeting the needs of 21st Century learners - Google Classroom, Learner Agency and Universal Design for Learning” led by Claire Hobson,Deputy Principal, Hobsonville Point Secondary School
“Explore your world with Expeditions” led by Jennifer Holland, Google for Education program manager
“A chromebook for every student at Wheatley Park School” led by Chris Bateman, Head of Technology & Enterprise at Wheatley Park School
Get PD credit
After the event, you can fill out a form to receive a certificate that verifies your attendance at Education on Air, which you can use to apply for PD credit in your state or region.
We hope these sessions get you excited for Education on Air. Even if you can’t make the whole conference, register now and we’ll let you know when the recordings are available.